Toilet Fizzy Bombs

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

I’m always trying to find ways to keep my house clean and smelling good, with minimal work. I’m not lazy by any means, but my unofficial motto in life is “work smarter, not harder”. My schedule is way too busy to clean everything in my house everyday, so I do my best to find short cuts to help me out. I especially don’t like having to clean 3 bathrooms. I’m not sure if it’s because there’s so much preparation with cleaning the bathroom. You need your gloves, toilet cleaners, toilet scrubber, glass cleaner, disinfectants, and whatever else you use to get a shiny clean bathroom. I found a way to keep my toilet bowls cleaner and to combat those ugly yellow water stains. These toilet fizzy bombs work perfectly and are super simple to make.

**(Print Instructions)**

What You Need

¾ Cup Cornstarch

¾ Cup Baking Soda

¼ Cup Citric Acid

¼ Cup Super Washing Soda

Spray Bottle

2 ½ Oz. Water

10 – 15 Drops Essential Oil, Any Scent

Rubber Gloves

Candy or Small Soap Mold

Directions 

In a large bowl, mix the cornstarch, baking soda, citric acid, and washing soda.

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

Mix water and essential oil in the spray bottle.

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

Put on rubber gloves. Spray cornstarch mixture with water mixture. Add the water slowly while you’re mixing with your hands.

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

The mixture should be able to hold its shape when squeezed in your hand.

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

Press the mixture in the mold. Make sure to remove any air bubbles by pressing firmly. Let mixture completely dry for at least one hour.

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

I place these in the tank of my toilet every few uses. When flushed the washing and baking soda help keep the toilet bowl clean and the oil keeps the toilet smelling great!

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

*This batch made about 40 fizzies with the mold I used. If the mixture gets hard between batches, add a little more water mixture.

Toilet Fizzy Bombs

Comments

    • The Kreative Life says

      Thank you for the feedback, Nancy! I’ve added a link below the paragraph above, so you can print the instructions.

    • The Kreative Life says

      Hi, Karen! It’s a detergent booster/house cleaner you can buy from the grocery store in the detergent aisle for a couple of dollars.

  1. Travel Blogger says

    Cleaning the toilet always creeps me out and I have to do it often with our hard water so these would be awesome to keep on hand.

  2. kristi says

    You say you throw one in every few uses. About how many do you use in a day? Let’s use a day that you are home all day rather than a work day.

    • The Kreative Life says

      Hi, Kristi! I use, at most, 2 per day. I have a baby in diapers and one in Pull Ups, so my toilet doesn’t see as much traffic as someone with older kids or more family members in the household. I hope that helps. P.S. I work from home, so I’m always home. Lol

    • The Kreative Life says

      Hi, Laura! It’s a detergent booster/household cleaner that you can get in the laundry detergent aisle for a couple of dollars.

    • The Kreative Life says

      Hi, Robin! That’s correct. I put them in the tank. I do it about twice a day, depending on how much traffic the toilet is getting.

  3. KAREN ROSS says

    I HAD TROUBLE FINDING THE CITRIC ACID, I GUESS BECAUSE I AM IN OHIO AND CANNING SEASON IS STILL A WAYS OFF, SO I ORDERED SOME ONLINE. I CANNOT WAIT TO MAKE THESE. MY QUESTION IS, AFTER THE TOILET BOMBS ARE MADE DO YOU HAVE TO STORE THEM IN A CONTAINER WITH A LID……….WONDERING IF THEY WILL LOOSE THEIR STRENGTH IF LEFT IN A CONTAINER WITH NO LID…………………THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND WONDERFUL IDEAS.

    • The Kreative Life says

      Hi, Karen! You can get citric acid at Wal-Mart year round in the canning section next to the mason jars. I leave mine in a container with a lid. I’ve never left them uncovered, so I’m not sure if they would lose strength or not.

  4. says

    Hello- I love these, I was wondering if I could also use Castile soap with this recipe as well? If so, how much would you recommend using? Also, why did you add corn starch, is it for molding purposes? Thanks for sharing!!!
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    • The Kreative Life says

      Hi, Arley! I’ve never used Castile soap, so I’m not sure if it would work. The cornstarch is to help hold the bombs together.

  5. Linda says

    I just got done making this, I added a little bit of yellow food coloring. How long should I leave them in the molds? I made some different ones with vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.

  6. Analiza says

    I love this idea. I made some last night and let it set overnight. I put it in my jar but a couple hours it stuck together. Do you know why it would do that?

    • The Kreative Life says

      Hello, Analiza! I’m not sure why it stuck together. The only thing I figure is that there was still a little moisture some where.

  7. Penny says

    Love this idea! Made them today but think I need to spray more water initially to bind them as after two hours they crumbled coming out of the mold. Are they supposed to be so fragile? I used a mini muffin tin with muffin cups but they still crumble. Any suggestions, like adding more cornstarch?

    • The Kreative Life says

      Hi, Penny! Try pressing them into the mold more firmly next time. They shouldn’t crumble if it’s compacted enough.

  8. Shirley Dobson says

    The Hometalk comments included one that said cornstarch will not dissolve and stays in the tank and can cause problems. Could be wrong or could be right. Don’t know but thought it was worth a mention.

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